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Well… what this means is a shaver that is cost effective, easy to use and has multiple features allowing you to choose how to shave, and when to shave, depending on your mood … or the time!
Philips Norelco has created such a shaver: The Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 Model 1190X/46!
The Philips Company have been making electrical devices since before World War II, since 1891. Starting out in the 1930s, ‘The Philishave’ shaver was invented, which translates from Dutch for ‘Norelco’. Still using this historical name, the Norelco Shaver is a top product in their line of electronics and comes from a company that is experienced and established in the industry.
Therefore, trusting such a company to produce a top quality shaver is well fitting.
This review will examine the Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 Model 1190X/46 in more detail.
Overall, the Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 promises the closest and most accurate shave you can achieve with an electric shaver. It boasts GyroFlex contouring technology to flow over every bump and curve, with Dual Precision shaver heads to catch every single hair and cut it down. It has a SkinGuide to prevent irritation as much as possible and allows you to shave, wet or dry.
This means that it makes shaving a more refreshing experience, and one that can fit into a morning or evening routine easily and quickly.
The Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 Model 1190X/46 promises:
- Dual choice in a Wet or a Dry shave
- GyroFlex 2D Contouring Technology for the closest shave ever
- Dual Precision shaving heads to contour softly and effortlessly
- Skin Glide surface for a frictionless, smooth experience
- Attachable Trimmer to shave sideburns or shaping a beard
- Travel Pouch to keep everything inside
- Lithium-ion battery for a cordless shave
In the box.
- Shaver 6800
- Charging Stand
- Soft Travel Pouch
- Click-On 5 length Trimmer
- Protective Cap
- Power Cord
- Cleaning Brush
The Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 has an enhanced contouring experience, which allows a close, comfortable shave. It does this by Lift & Cut technology; the blades lifts hairs and cuts below skin level.
The design is precise, and to avoid rubbing and friction, the SkinGlide surface allows a frictionless, smooth experience. This means it is suitable for sensitive skin too.
Ultimately, this shaver is perfect for a novice shaver, or an experienced hand.
Dual Precision Heads.
What Dual Precision means is that the Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 has a dual design feature to cut all the hairs, long or short, to the same length. This is innovative because all hairs grow at different rates, and so having an even finish is vital to achieving a polished look. It does this by having slots to shave longer hairs and holes to shave the shorter hairs resulting in an equal shave, all over. This is definitely a plus!
Unlike previous Norelco Shavers, the Trimmer that comes with the Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 is not pop-up but is a separate device. Some see this as a disadvantage, but it clicks in easily, allowing close shaping or trimming of side burns, mustaches or beards.
Now you can get creative with your shave!
The Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 has an AquaTec Seal. What this means is that you can shave with gel or foam, in other words, wet, or you can use it dry; with no gel or foam. This is great because it means that those of us with sensitive skin can shave in the shower, for example. Or if you are in a rush, you can whip out the shaver and use it dry before you run off to work.
Additionally, the handle of the shaver has a SensoTouch slim non-slip grip, which means that if you are using it in the shower, or using it wet, it won’t slip out of your hands. It also means that when moving across your face quickly, the grip will allow agility and precise movement. This is vital to make sure you have an even shave, without any slips or cuts.
Another great feature is that the Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 is cordless. It sits on a base to charge, which is also included. However, there is a downside to this. The shaver cannot charge without the base, which means that if you have forgotten to charge it, you can’t use the shaver whilst charging. It also means that if you are traveling, you have to remember to pack the charger.
But, this is not necessarily a bad thing. The charging stand gives a good place to keep the charger, and it charges to a full power in one hour. This means that most people will charge once a week, with approximately ten minutes of shaving per day.
More so, the stand is foldable which means that it packs away nicely inside the Travel Pouch.
Lithium Ion Powered Battery.
The battery that the Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 uses is a Lithium Ion one. It charges efficiently and lasts a long time. Although there is no display to tell you that it needs a charge; there is a battery light which changes color. If it is amber/orange, go ahead and charge your shaver!
In fact, a quick three-minute charge will give you enough shave time for a single cordless shave; so if you find yourself in a rush, pop it on a charge, brush your teeth and it will be ready to go!
Keeping It Clean.
One of the disadvantages, or lacking that the Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 has is that unlike other Philips Norelco Shavers, it does not have a JetClean system. Instead, the shaver has to be cleaned manually; under a faucet at least, and the heads need replacing. It comes with a Cleaning Brush, to make sure all the hairs are gone and do not get stuck in between the blades.
However, even with the JetClean system; to avoid paying a fortune on cleaning solution, it is recommended to wash the blades under a faucet anyway, so this does not really make a difference. On top of this, the heads do not need to be changed on the Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 needs to be replaced every year, making this shaver extremely efficient and cost effective.
There are two types of packaging available for the Philips Norelco Shaver 6800; The Frustration-Free and the Standard Packaging. There is not much of a difference between these, aside from the fact that the Frustration Free is easier to remove. This means that if you are giving the shaver as a gift, you may want to choose the easier option; or if you are traveling far, you could take the sturdier packaging to prevent damage during transit.
It may not be necessary to have two options for packaging, but the more choices the better!
Smooth Shave Promise.
The Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 promises a smooth shave and offers a two-year guarantee on this promise. As the blades last a year on average, this is the ultimate deal! If your shaver stops working properly, then the guarantee will ensure a replacement or repair of your shaver, for free.
The blades are barely felt when shaving, due to the dual functionality of holes and slots; and the SkinGuide means that it glides over the skin. This means that the blades do not get run down as quickly. In turn, this is more cost effective.
Light Weight and Quiet to use.
The Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 is smooth and quiet; weighing only one pound. Can you believe it is only 1 pound! This means that if you are shaving your head, or spending time shaping your mustache; your arms won’t ache. It also means it is travel-friendly because it is light rather than bulky.
Although there are other shavers out there, the Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 model 1190X/46 is under $100 making is one of the cheapest quality shavers out there on the market. It boasts a lightweight and attractive design, comes with latest technology and features to reduce skin irritation but give a close shave. Therefore, it is without a doubt that this shaver is perfect for whether you are shaving your beard, trimming a mustache, shaping sideburns or shaving your whole head.
A wonderful product and definitely recommended.